Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction and building inspectors in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction and building inspectors among Virginia cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,740
25th Percentile Wage
$45,010
50th Percentile Wage
$57,050
75th Percentile Wage
$70,660
90th Percentile Wage
$84,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction and building inspectors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,050
-2.86% 11.87%
2016
$58,680
4.55% -
2015
$56,010
1.57% -
2014
$55,130
5.31% -
2013
$52,200
3.68% -
2012
$50,280
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Virginia ranges from $44,850 to $59,390. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Virginia is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,390. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford (mean annual salary $57,070). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$59,390
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$57,070
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$54,410
Charlottesville
$52,960
Richmond
$52,920
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$50,000
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,560
Lynchburg
$49,270
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$47,360
Roanoke
$46,090
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,850




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